ALS is an expensive disease, and one of the biggest expenses people face is the cost of medical equipment. The ALS Association’s Equipment Loan Program alleviates this financial burden by providing equipment to people with ALS for free.
COVID-19 has prevented ALS Texas from accessing equipment in our loan closet, meaning we are purchasing brand new equipment for Texans fighting ALS. Donations will keep the Equipment Loan Program operating, providing life-saving equipment to people with ALS.
Collin Hadley, person with ALS, speaks about how the Equipment Loan Program has helped his life.
“My fight against ALS has been no different. As a family, we have been determined to maintain positive attitudes and make as many memories as possible while we can. Our motto of, “Don’t Count the Days, Make the Days Count” sounds like an aspirational goal, but is only as good as the execution upon it. I’m here to tell you that the ALS Association has made it possible for me and my family to make the days count over the last four years.
They have anticipated my needs and stepped up over and over with their ALS loaner closet.
When I had my first falls with this disease, they got a hoyer lift in my home immediately. When it was no longer safe for me to stand up in the shower, they had a shower chair sent to me that day. When I could no longer get in the swimming pool with my kids, they found me a pool lift.
My family and I took a trip to Colorado this past summer. The ALS Association delivered a power wheelchair to the hotel for me. On the first day, it was determined that the battery was dead and wouldn’t charge, risking me having to stay in the hotel room for the week…a representative from The ALS Association in Denver left at 6 am to make the 4.5-hour drive to get me a new loaner the next day. These are a few of the many examples that have allowed me and my family to witness the dedication of the ALS Association.to get me a new loaner the next day. These are a few of the many examples that have allowed me and my family to witness the dedication of the ALS Association.”
When you’re dealing with a disease that robs you of everything, this program can be life-changing. Support people with ALS today by donating to the Equipment Loan Program and our generous partner, The Barbara Ildebrando Fund, will be matching all donations up to $5,000.